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18. Re: Christmas Metaverse Dec 25, 2012, 23:14 Creston
 
LittleMe wrote on Dec 25, 2012, 15:41:
Creston wrote on Dec 25, 2012, 14:02:
As usual, Valve ignores the massive load during Xmas sales and lets everyone try to connect to their hideously overloaded servers...

Building and maintaining infrastructure for peak load times that happen ~1% of the time can be very, very expensive. Do you still want good sales and low prices? Learn to be patient and accept a few outages or slower downloads a few times a year during peak demand.

If you want mission-critical uptime, then expect to pay a lot more.

Yeah, God forbid a company with a billion dollars in revenue put some of that money back into the company, right?

I didn't realize Steam had turned into the electric company...

Creston
 
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